CITATION PROBLEMS? (answers here)

Where do I find the website title?

The website title is the name for an entire website (not just the article title). It can usually be found in the top left corner of the website. In many cases, the website title is different from the article title—however, it can be similar to or the same as the publisher or sponsor.

In these examples, the website title is outlined in yellow:

ArsTechnica PopSci1

 

Where do I find the publisher/sponsor of a website?

The publisher/sponsor is the organization in charge of the website. The location of a publisher or sponsor of a website varies, so you may need to check a couple different places. This information is commonly located:

  • At the bottom of the website near the copyright (click to enlarge):Publisher
  • Under the “About Us” page (click to enlarge):EasyBib About Us

Sometimes, the website title is the same as the publisher, sometime it’s not.

If you are still having trouble finding the publisher another resource is the whois database. This tells you who actually registered the website you are using.  You can find this resource here: whois.net

CREDIBILITY

credibility ratings are usually based on a number of factors, such as:

  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Bias
  • Currency
  • Reproduction (whether it is original information or not)
  • Citations
  • Accuracy/overall completeness

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